New Jersey City superintendent came with nothing, and then focused on what no one could take away - education - world cultures

New Jersey City superintendent came with nothing, and then focused on what no one could take away — education


Norma Fernandez has been appointed Principal of Jersey City Public Schools

The Jersey City Board of Education has appointed Norma Fernandez as Principal of Schools. (Rina Rose Sibayan | The Jersey Journal)

When Norma Fernandez moved to western New York from Cuba, her parents pushed the importance of education because it was one of the few things they couldn’t do without.

“The one thing my parents have consistently admired is the value of education because we came as political immigrants,” Fernandez, 62, said. “We have lost everything, like everyone else in our society, but education is the one thing no one can take away from you.”


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